Palm Beach Car Accident Injury Lawyer
After a car accident, many people turn to the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt for a consultation with a Palm Beach car accident injury lawyer. Chances are, you may have to deal with one or more insurance agencies, and this can quickly get confusing and complicated. Firstly, you must speak with your own insurance carrier about an accident, even if you weren’t at-fault. You may then have to submit a claim to the other driver’s insurance agency, who may try to minimize the extent of your damages and losses in order to save their company money.
Most people who pay substantial premiums for car insurance may be surprised to find out that dealing with their own insurance company may not be an easy feat either. Handling the aftermath of a car accident can be very stressful and put a person into financial hardship. It isn’t uncommon for people to hire a Palm Beach car accident lawyer families can rely on for guidance and to ensure their rights are being protected.
But, I thought my insurer was on my side?
As your Palm Beach car accident injury lawyer may tell you, your car insurance carrier is on your side in the sense that they will do what they can to protect you from being deemed at-fault for the accident. However, a major motivator for doing so is to avoid having to pay compensation to the other driver in the accident. If this happens, then you have ultimately cost the company money. Insurance providers do market their business as being advocates for their members, but unfortunately this tends to be far from the truth.
What if my insurance carrier offers me a settlement?
You may want to speak with a car accident injury lawyer in Palm Beach from the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt, as to whether accepting an insurance settlement is right for you. Sadly, car insurance agencies may offer a low ball settlement to their customers and make it seem like it is non-negotiable. But, as your attorney may tell you, these numbers are often negotiable but most people don’t know this or are too tired from dealing with the accident in itself to fight about anything else.
What should I do if the other driver’s insurance is trying to blame me?
When it comes to determining who was at-fault for the car accident, insurance companies can be ruthless. The other insurance agency may try to mitigate their liability by stating you were responsible for the wreck, even if it isn’t true. They may even attempt to push you into providing a statement about the accident, and then use it to minimize or deny your claim.
It is imperative that you do not give a statement to the other insurance company or an insurance adjuster until you have spoken with a Palm Beach car accident injury lawyer. No one but your own insurance company and attorney should know exactly what happened. If you have to speak with the other driver’s insurance, we can prepare you for this conversation so that what you say cannot be used against you.
Who is going to pay for my medical bills due to the car accident?
Depending on your insurance coverage and factors of the accident, either your insurance company, the other driver’s insurance company, or the driver directly will be paying for your medical bills (if they were at-fault). A Palm Beach, FL car accident injury lawyer may be able to help you with how to go about seeking compensation for your medical bills.
If you were in a car accident and need support from a qualified Palm Beach car accident injury lawyer in Florida, look no further than the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt.